Comments on: Why steering clear of the Middle East is a terrible idea http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/05/12/why-steering-clear-of-the-middle-east-is-a-terrible-idea/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: AlkalineState http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/05/12/why-steering-clear-of-the-middle-east-is-a-terrible-idea/#comment-1040978 Tue, 12 May 2015 23:20:50 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=40322#comment-1040978 Shock and Awe. WMD’s :)

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By: AlkalineState http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/05/12/why-steering-clear-of-the-middle-east-is-a-terrible-idea/#comment-1040967 Tue, 12 May 2015 19:44:34 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=40322#comment-1040967 Sounds like the writer is volunteering to go and fight in the Middle East. Maybe not? Maybe just other people? Maybe other peoples’ kids? Thought so.

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By: americangrizzly http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/05/12/why-steering-clear-of-the-middle-east-is-a-terrible-idea/#comment-1040939 Tue, 12 May 2015 16:09:24 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=40322#comment-1040939 First the US superpower with its NATO/EU coalition have failed in two wars that have been going on for longer than a decade. Iraq and Afghanistan. The cost of these two forays have cost the United States. 4,487 American lives, 32,223 wounded for Iraqi Operation Freedom, Operation New Dawn another 66 deaths, and 301 wounded. 2343 deaths in Afghanistan, and wounded 17,674. The financial cost is at about $5 Trillion, plus interest borrowed on the War debt is still to be calculated, and Afghanistan isn’t over in lives and cost. With a debt in the US now over $18 Trillion.
White House released projections indicating that the Federal Budget Deficit will rise by almost $9 Trillion by 2019. The new figures also indicate that the national debt in 2019 would have risen to about $23 Trillion, or 76.5% of the GDP.
http://www.usdebtclock.org/

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By: No_apartheid http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/05/12/why-steering-clear-of-the-middle-east-is-a-terrible-idea/#comment-1040932 Tue, 12 May 2015 13:36:56 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=40322#comment-1040932 And we all know what happened to that mighty Roman Empire!!!!
Like all Empires, they stretched themselves thin and became arrogant….

Sound familiar?

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